More and more individuals and communities are struggling to cope with the psychological and emotional toll of environmental and social systems gone awry, with this trend likely to get more severe in the coming years and decades. In this episode of the “Great Unraveling?” series, Leslie Davenport joins Laurie Laybourn-Langton to explore the emotional and psychological impacts of disruption and crisis for individuals and across societies, and what people and communities do and can do in the face of crisis to build resilience.
Leslie Davenport is a psychotherapist who specializes in interdisciplinary dialogues that advance creative and effective solutions to climate change. She’s a founding member of the Institute for Health and Healing, one of the U.S.’s first and largest hospital-based integrative medicine programs, and her extensive clinical and teaching experience have fed into her climate psychology model. She’s the author of a number of books, including Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change.